Author George Pelecanos (What It Was, 2012) often changes up his books’ main characters, rather than settling on one signature hero. His latest is Iraq War veteran turned private investigator Spero Lucas, last seen in The Cut (2011). In this second outing, Grace Kinkaid’s ex-boyfriend stole her valuable painting known as “The Double”—and she wants it back. Lucas agrees to help her, but he quickly discovers her ex is a sociopath who loves humiliating his victims more than he covets their possessions. How far will Lucas go to get what he wants?